An English degree is more than choosing between language and literature. It can help you think about and analyse the world differently.
The second most commonly spoken language in the world after Mandarin Chinese, English is fundamental to almost everything we do in our professional and personal lives; on this course, you’ll examine, explore and experience the world through language.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
This course provides an opportunity to explore a variety of different literary genres and approaches to language within historical and modern day international contexts.
Most people choose to take an English degree because they enjoy reading or liked studying English at school; it offers the chance to spend three years learning about—and taking pleasure in—literature, language and culture. The benefits of English as a degree, however, extend much, much further.
Since our degree develops your ability to use language effectively and appropriately in a range of circumstances, it opens up a wide range of career options over and above the professions associated with English, such as journalism, publishing, marketing, public relations, advertising, teaching, the civil service or the media.
Our Creative Futures employment team is on hand to offer tailored career and enterprise support if you wish to gain employment or take advantage of professional practice opportunities within course specific industries. Our dedicated enterprise officers also offer valuable assistance on how to begin as a freelancer/entrepreneur.
Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.
Where our graduates work
Recent graduates of the course have gone on to work within education, marketing and public relations, journalism or research coordination for companies including Stonegate, ASDA and Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust.
Many also go on to pursue Master’s level study. Because the course also develops other abilities, such as thinking critically and analytically and researching, collating and organising data, a number of previous students have gone on to find responsible positions as financial specialists, HR managers or press officers in companies such as Air Products, Tesco or Deutsche Bank.
Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.
English as a Foreign Language This course requires IELTS 6.0. Pre-sessional English is available if required.
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